Which Way is Life
Which Way is Life? is designed to help busy, overworked, stressed out people find their way to a more balanced, healthier, inspired life. Two times a week host Bill Klaproth will interview trendsetting doctors, fitness professionals, life coaches, meditation experts and more in a quest for transformational discovery and positive change.

Ep53 - Beating Chronic Conditions with Veganism: David Carter

From the Show: Which Way is Life
Summary: How a 100% plant based diet can help you beat chronic conditions with the 300-pound Vegan, NFL Defenseman David Carter.
Air Date: 4/13/17
Duration: 30:46
Host: Bill Klaproth
Guest Bio: David Carter, Public Speaker, Former NFL Defenseman
David CarterNFL defensive lineman David Carter suffered from tendonitis and fatigue in the first few years of his NFL career, and in 2014 decided to switch to a 100 percent plant-based diet. 

David quickly lost 40 pounds on his new diet, but gradually got back up to 300 pounds to meet the demands of the job.

However, David fully committed to a plant-based diet, and now he’s stronger than ever. Shedding that weight that was required to play defensive lineman in the NFL, David has rid his body of tendonitis and fatigue... and those are just two benefits of his lifestyle change.
  • Guest Facebook Account: www.facebook.com/The-300-Pound-Vegan
  • Guest Twitter Account: @the300lbvegan

What You’ll Learn in this Episode:

  • Why he switched to a 100% plant based diet.
  • Tips on how to transition to a vegan diet.
  • How you get chronic inflammation.
  • What he eats on a daily basis.
  • His involvement with Team Humane League.

High Five Highlights:

  • David, people think it’s unmanly to eat a vegan diet. What do you say about that? I feel the title “manly” is an anxiety disorder. People need to re-evaluate what “manliness” is. The manly thing to do is to protect your family. That includes a knowledge of food, so you’re not feeding your child three hot dogs, which is the equivalent of giving your child a pack of cigarettes to smoke. If you ask me, that’s not manly; the lack of knowledge is not manly.
  • Were you able to convert any of your teammates to a vegan diet? Yes, a couple of teammates and other athletes.
  • If you could go to dinner with anyone in the world, deceased or alive, who would it be and why? Marcus Garvey.
  • Do you have a favorite book or quote you can share? “The cave you fail to enter holds the treasure you seek.”
  • "Finish this sentence: “Throughout my life the most important thing I’ve learned is...” Meet people where they are.

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